Asma Rani murder case: CJ summons PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday summoned the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary to witness the proceedings of the Asma Rani murder case in the court.
During hearing of the suo motu notice in Asma Rani murder case, the chief justice remarked that Fawad Chaudhry was criticising other people and claiming that the Khyber Pukhtunkhawa had an exemplary police force. “Let’s summon him to court so that he witnesses how exemplary the KP police is,” the chief justice said .
Asma, a third-year student at a medical college in Abbottabad, was murdered after she refused to marry Mujahid, the prime suspect in the case, police said. She was rushed to the hospital after being shot three times on January 28, where she identified Mujahid and Sadiqullah as her assailants before succumbing to her injuries on January 29.
The chief justice asked the police about the PTI local leader Aftab Alam, saying why did the police fail to investigate him. IG Khyber Pakhtunkwha police also appeared before the court.
During the hearing, Director General Federal Investigation Agency Bashir Memon informed the court that he did not know that whether the prime suspect escaped to Dubai or Saudia Arabia.
He informed that the suspect killed Rani with proper planning.
The chief justice questioned that does the suspect hold Iqaamah of Dubai? and whether any family member of the deceased is present in the court.
An official of the KP police told court that they could present the family members if the Supreme Court orders, the chief justice responded by saying that do not ‘present’ them in the court, we will respectfully invite them.
Meanwhile, the chief justice expressed his dissatisfaction with the KP police during hearing of a 4-year-old girl rape and murder case.
“Such a terrible thing was done to the child but there has been no development in the investigations,” the chief justice remarked.
“We have not taken this suo motu case for you but for the residents [of the province],” the chief justice told Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsood, who was present in court for the hearing.
Chief Justice Nisar directed the police to file a report in the case before the court within two weeks.
The court also directed the Punjab Forensic Science Laboratory to submit its report to the police as soon as possible.
The hearing of the case was adjourned until Feb 21.


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